Ga Dept of Labor(ATLANTA)-The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday  that the preliminary unemployment rate for White County in September was 6.6 percent. That is down from the revised August rate of 7.3 percent.  

The labor department in releasing the information said, the labor force  in White County in September was 13,415, of those 12,530 were employed and 885 were unemployed.

The unemployment rate for the Georgia Mountains region in September was 6.2 percent, down seven-tenths of a percentage point from 6.9 percent in August. The rate in September of last year was 6.6 percent.